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How Many Times IELTS Exam is Conducted in a Year

Updated on 28 February, 2024

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How Many Times IELTS Exam is Conducted in a Year?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. The test is of two types– IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Before preparing for the exam, applicants must have an in-depth understanding of how many times the IELTS exam is conducted in a year. Let's find out important details in this article.

How Many Times are IELTS Exams Conducted in a Year

There are up to 48 test dates available per year. Each IELTS test center conducts tests up to four times a month based on the number of applicants. The IELTS Academic is conducted four times a month and General Training is conducted twice a month. However, there is no limit to the number of attempts. The examination is generally conducted on the Saturday of every week and sometimes on Thursdays. Also, the computer-based IELTS is available up to three times a day and seven days a week.

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IELTS Exam Dates in 2024

The IELTS 2024 dates for the exam at the test centers are out. Students can prepare themselves per the dates below: 

Test Date for January 2024

Test DateTest Type
Saturday, 6 January 2024  Academic and General Training Tests
Saturday, 13 January 2024Academic Test only
Thursday, 18 January 2024Academic and General Training Tests
Saturday, 27 January 2024Academic Test only

Test Date for February 2024

Test DateTest Type
Thursday, 29 February 2024Academic Test only

Test Date for March 2024

Test DateTest Type
Saturday, 9 March 2024 Academic and General Training Tests
Saturday, 16 March 2024 Academic Test only
Saturday, 23 March 2024 Academic and General Training Tests
Saturday, 30 March 2024Academic Test only

IELTS is an important standardized English language test that evaluates the writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills of test takers. As mentioned earlier, it is conducted four times in a month, totaling to 48 times a year at the test centers. 

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